Press Releases

September 7, 2016

Clean Water Action is calling for California lawmakers to act against the hidden dangers of toxics in food packaging, with thousands of unregulated chemicals contaminating food every day.

August 31, 2016

A new analysis and threat map release by Clean Air Task Force and Earthworks as part of a coalition supported by Clean Water Action, shows that emissions from oil and gas operations cause ozone smog that result in 12,200 asthma attacks in Philadelphia children each year, especially during the warm summer months.

August 31, 2016

“This analysis puts a chilling human perspective on the pressing problem that emissions from oil and gas operations pose to our public health and most vulnerable populations.”

August 26, 2016

“LuAnn Bennett is a leader who will defend vital safeguards for clean water and public health while taking action to fight climate. For 35 years she has been a small business executive, promoting energy efficient and environmentally sustainable development projects throughout Northern Virginia while creating jobs and improving the metro region’s economy.”

August 26, 2016

“The failure of the Texas Railroad Commission to implement federally mandated Safe Drinking Water Act protections leaves Texans in the dark about the security of their underground sources of drinking water," said David Foster,  Clean Water Action Texas State Director

August 18, 2016

Harrisburg- Today, Clean Water Action announced its endorsement of Katie McGinty for United States Senate.   

August 11, 2016

A new Harvard study released yesterday listed Minnesota as one of thirteen states with the most frequent detections of PFASs chemicals in drinking water.

Last week the Texas Attorney General joined a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) standards to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas operations. The methane pollution standard would serve as a federal backstop to protect local air quality for communities living near oil and gas development, while also reducing methane emissions which speed up the impacts of climate change.

Hillary CLinton for President. Credit: Joseph Sohm /
August 1, 2016

“The choice could not be more clear,” said Bob Wendelgass, Clean Water Action’s President and CEO “Hillary Clinton is a long-time champion who believes that climate change is the defining challenge of our time. Her agenda to reduce the impact and use of fossil fuels, safeguard public lands and wildlife, and protect clean water is the most ambitious in history.”

July 28, 2016

Watchdog Groups Settle First-Ever Prop 65 Lawsuit to Clean Up Polluting Oil and Gas Wastewater Pits